Academy-award Winning Directors The Fines Join Persuade Content
Persuade Content is pleased to announce that award-winning directorial duo The Fines has joined its roster.
The Fines have achieved great acclaim as documentary filmmakers, their work having been hailed by critics as “unflinching,” “spirit-raising” and “visually ravishing.” They’ve brought home some pretty prestigious awards. In 2013, their film Inocente, a coming-of-age story about a homeless 15-year-old Latina artist, won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary. Their HBO documentary feature, Life According to Sam, was shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards for Best Documentary and was also honored with a Peabody Award. Their film War/Dance won Emmys for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography in 2009, was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won the Best Director award at Sundance in 2007.
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine work as a collaborative team; they direct together and Sean is also a cinematographer. Lately, they’ve been applying their significant talent for creating visually powerful portraits of characters who tell their own story to crafting memorable ads and campaigns for some of the worlds biggest brands, including Adidas, Gillette and Crayola, P&G, Google, HP, Gatorade, Northrop Grumman and Pedigree. Their recent commercial campaign for Save the Children won a Clio Award.
“We are so very pleased to add such profound talent to our roster of directors,” says Jerry Solomon, Managing Director, Persuade Content. “The Fines are truly exceptional storytellers whose eye for stunning visuals is as keen as their ability to draw viewers in with compelling, relatable characters. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do next.”
The duo are currently developing three narrative features as they also continue to explore directing in the commercial world.